Why are many Christians struggling with sinful habits and failing to take on the character of Christ? In this special 10th anniversary edition, Willard explains the process of change in human nature and reveals how the Master Carpenter can shape your mind, will, relationships, soul, and church into his image. Includes reflection and discussion questions. 272 pages, softcover from NavPress.
As Christians, we know that we are new creations in Jesus. So we try to act differently, hoping this will make us more like Him. But changing our outward behavior doesnt change our hearts. Only by Gods grace can we be transformed internally. Renovation of the Heart lays a biblical foundation for understanding what best-selling author Dallas Willard calls the transformation of the spirita divine process that brings every element in our being, working from inside out, into harmony with the will of God.
This fresh approach to spiritual growth explains the biblical reasons why Christians need to undergo change in six aspects of life: thought, feeling, will, body, social context, and soul. Willard also outlines a general pattern of transformation in each area, not as a sterile formula but as a practical process that you can follow without the guilt or perfectionism so many Christians wrestle with.
Dont settle for complacency. Accept the challenge Renovation of the Heart offers to become an intentional apprentice of Jesus Christ, changing daily as you walk with Him.
Dallas Willard is a professor and former director of the School of Philosophy at the University of Southern California. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin. Dallas is the bestselling author of more than 30 publications, including Hearing God, The Divine Conspiracy, The Spirit of the Disciplines, and Hearing God. Dallas and his wife, Jane, have two grown children and one granddaughter. They currently reside in Chatsworth, California.